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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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TitleUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
CreatorUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
DescriptionThe Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The Convention enjoys near universal membership, with 189 countries having ratified. Under the Convention, governments: gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and best practices; launch national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to expected impacts, including the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries; cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The Convention requires all Parties to report on the steps they are taking to implement the Convention. In accordance with this article, the Conference of the Parties has elaborated several different types of reports and related guidelines. These include national greenhouse gas inventories. The reports are available from the webpages.
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish
Keywordsclimate change; emissions; global warming; greenhouse gases; Kyoto Protocol; national reporting; forest monitoring; conventions; carbon cycle; carbon sequestration; inventories
TypeCountry data, International organizations, Non-government organizations
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 Published: April 4 2007 | Last updated: October 24 2007